“A really fun, collaborative work that Pete and Chad and I did in the studio," says Corrigan. "Most of the time, each one of us comes in with a song that’s about three-quarters written, and then we invite the other guys into the arrangement. With Not Messin’, we just started jamming, and the song unfolded very naturally.
“It’s got a Beastie Boys backbeat to it and a really fun, cool production. Anything we wanted to do, we did – we came up with lots of funny-sounding bells and whistles. Chad came up with a very melodic kind of hip-hop part, and then he sent it out to me. I sang all of the backup vocals on the chorus.
“Literally, during the last 45 minutes of the last day of our studio time, we threw the thing together. We did most of the record together in upstate New York, all of us working face-to-face. But then we ran out of time, so I was working in Denver, Chad was working in Boston and Pete was working in New York. I got this e-mail with Chad’s part in an e-mail, and I started singing against it. It was so fresh – no pre-conceived notions as to what it was supposed to sound like. It’s a really explosive, fun track.”